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Office: 24th President of Liberia
Vicepresident: Joseph Boakai
Term Start: 16 January 2006
Predecessor: Gyude Bryant
Birth Date: 1938/10/29
Birth Place: Monrovia, Liberia
Party: Unity Party (Liberia)
Alma Mater: Wisconsin School of Business, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th and current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance under President William Tolbert from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'A(C)tat, after which she left Liberia and held senior positions at various financial institutions. She was one of the founders and the political leader of National Patriotic Front of Liberia, the warlord Charles Taylor's party. She placed second in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election and took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.
Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for womena??s rights to full participation in peace-building work."
Johnson Sirleaf's father was Gola, while her mother had a German father and Kru mother. While not Americo-Liberian by ancestry, Sirleaf is considered culturally Americo-Liberian by some observers or assumed to be Americo-Liberian. However, Sirleaf does not identify as such. Sirleaf's father, Jahmale Carney Johnson, was born into an impoverished rural region. He was the son of a minor Gola chief named Jahmale and one of his wives, Jenneh, in Julijuah, Bomi County. Her father was sent to Monrovia, where his last name was changed to Johnson because of his father's loyalty to President Hilary R. W. Johnson, Liberia's first Liberian-born president. He grew up in Monrovia, where he was raised by an Americo-Liberian family with the surname McCritty. Sirleaf's father later became the first Liberian from an indigenous ethnic group to sit in the country's national legislature.
Sirleaf's mother was also born into poverty in Greenville, Liberia. Her grandmother Juah Sarwee sent Sirleaf's mother to Monrovia when Sirleaf's German gr

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UP Youth Congress Rebukes Call to Expel President Sirleaf

The Unity Party Montserrado Youth Congress has denounced and distanced itself from the protest staged on Thursday, November 23 by some partisans at the UP national headquarters calling on the UP Executive Committee to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...
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Liberia presidential runoff set for Dec 26

Liberia's Nobel-winning president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is also Africa's first female elected head of state, is stepping down after a maximum two six-year terms. During her tenure, she steered the country away from the trauma of war, although poverty ...
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:57 am

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While Nigerians screamed at the insensitivity of a Governor, a few weeks later, Okorocha invited Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and dared everyone again by unveiling her statue which also cost hundreds of millions to construct. Yayaha Bello of ...
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